Internships for COLSA Students

When and How to Look for an Internship

Don’t wait until March to start planning your summer internship or research experience. Many deadlines approach early winter and even late fall. Additionally, preparing your materials to apply to an internship takes time. Identify opportunities you plan to apply to and what application materials are needed in advance to remain organized and ensure you aren’t missing out on internships and research experiences that interests you.

How to Find Opportunities:

1. Handshake

Use Handshake to assist in your internship site. Employers post to our site because they are interested in UNH students.

2. COLSA Careers Website

We have compiled a list of available internships and research opportunities for students. On the right side of this page, internships are organized by departments and includes information on internship focus, and associated application deadlines.

3. R.E.U. Sites

Interested in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (R.E.U.)? These competitive opportunities allow undergraduates to conduct research at universities and research institutions nationally. Many opportunities provide students with room & board, a stipend and travel expenses. Search for opportunities on sites such as:


Open and read the weekly announcements posted on your Career Canvas pages on your Canvas Dashboard. 


Need funding to support your summer research project?  Learn more here. 

6.  Intentionally Seek Out Companies

Identify companies and organizations you would like to intern with and search for opportunities and reach out to the organizations that interest you. Not sure where to start? Use to search for employers by major by state as a starting point.

7. Aggregated Sites

Use search sites such as,, Use a variety of keyword searches based on what you are interested in.

8. Network

Talk with family, friends, and faculty about what you are interested in. You may find you are know someone has a connection with company in your field and/or knows of an available internship.

9. Federal Internships

Search for a myriad of opportunities within the federal government by identifying areas of interest by browsing here.

More Internship and Job Search Tips

Internships in Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems

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Opportunities Include:

  • Nutrition
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Farm Management
  • Agricultural Research
Internships in Biological Sciences

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Opportunities include:

  • Animal Care
  • Marine Sciences
  • Pre-Health
  • Research
  • Biotechnology
  • Neuroscience
Internships in Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences

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Opportunities Include:

  • Genetics
  • Pre-Health
  • Research
  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical
Internships in Natural Resources and the Environment

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Opportunities include:

  • Conservation
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Consulting
  • Wildlife
  • Ecology
  • Energy
  • Sustainability
  • Planning and Development
  • Forestry
  • Environmental Advocacy
  • Plants and Gardens